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fishtastic

Some help please!

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fishtastic

Am going to fish for eyes at Zippel Bay/Graceton reef at the end of the month and would really appreciate any help/advice to make the big waters less overwhelming.

What's the primary forage right now, so I can match the hatch, or what bait(s) should I be using? And is trolling the reef going to be more productive than jigging?

Thanks in advance!

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curt quesnell

oh oh I know this one!

Fishing out of Zipple this weekend out in the deep water

from the field about half way to Long Point. Massive clouds

of baitfish, as big as I have ever seen and LOTS of them.

30 feet and deeper (this is the stuff you dream of fall

fishing because the clouds of baitfish are usually shiners

and more often than not Walleyes are close by) This isnt

shiner minnow season so its not them and the clouds of

baitfish are fairly new. A couple weeks ago the fish were

full of fish flies and crayfish. A guide from River Bend

told me this morning he has cleaned several fish full of

young of the year Perch!!!!!!!!!!Score....thats whats

those clouds of baits might me MONSTER Perch hatch 2007.

We have been wondering why the fish have been so easy to

catch this summer out jigging in the mud. This guide I

talked to thought the fish went deep looking for food after

cleaning out the normal haunts.????

I have alot of respect for the guy I talked to but he, just

like all the other guides I talked to about the deep water

jig bite said "It cant last, it's almost done". Heck it's

almost time for the fall run in the same places!

Listen to North Country Outdoors Radio this week for a

great interview with the guy. One of the true lifetime

LOW guides who as seen it all (or most of it). Click

the player at the top of the page each day for the new

show.

So to answer your question. Match the Hatch, try Perch

colored. I have never had luck at Graceton but I know at

some fishers do real well there so sure jig those rocks

but anchor in the mud (32 feet or better) out from the

field or out in the deep water over Pine Island and jig

that during the day. Just watch for the pack of Launches

they have been following these fish around all summer.

Lots of BIG fish too

Have Fun

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